Jennie@ifish AdminiMom Join Date: Apr 2000 Location: North Coast Posts: 103,227 The "Russia" thread... ...was removed, yes. Anyone bringing up questions on the board will get infractions. Infractions build up if you continue to break the AUP until you are in private moderation. This is not the way I wanted ifish to be, but it's too large now to write "Dear cousin" letters, explaining to you the merits of following rules. I'm getting SO tired of this stuff. It says right on theAUP, that if you question the mods in public (On the board), you will be banned. I have never done that, actually, but I think I may start. Just ask the mods! Don't post it on the board! Just use the contact us and ask, if you are really that curious. Yes. It was removed. We tried SO hard to keep it open, but after about 11 bazillion alerts on personal attacks and racist comments and inappropriate language, we were too frustrated and busy with other important FISHING topics to keep working to keep it open for your debating and bashing pleasure. How much should we tolerate? How hard should we work on these political topics, to keep it open, whilst members keep trashing the AUP and doing what they please with it? So, please, expect infractions if you must keep posting things that are totally against the AUP. It's our only defense and our only sanity, when we keep running up against folks who think they can do what they please, while we fight to keep ifish a classy, kind, and reputable site. Thanks, Jen __________________ Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Whoo hooo! What a Ride!